Beverly A. Van Curen, of Little Genesee, NY passed away Tuesday (Oct. 17, 2023) after a long illness, at Olean General Hospital, surrounded by her family.
Born in Cuba on March 31, 1943, she was the daughter of Bernard and Louise Griffin Torpey. On July 10, 1965, she married Charles “Chuck” Van Curen, who passed away Dec. 25, 2006.
Beverly graduated from Portville Central School, going on to earn a bachelor’s degree in English from SUNY Geneseo. She ended her working career as a manager for Dunn’s Drug Store in Bolivar.
Beverly was a member of the River’s Edge United Methodist Church in Portville.
Her hobbies were reading, gardening and doing crafts. She loved watching and cheering for the Buffalo Bills and the Buffalo Sabres.
Beverly is survived by three children, April (Frank) Pettit of Little Genesee, Scott (Susan) Van Curen of Tennessee and Derek (Christina) Van Curen of Angelica; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; four sisters, Barb Abel, Joyce Gagliardo, Lorie Henton and Dorothy Kinney; and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Chuck; and three sisters, Bonnie Willard, Bernie Moore and Lou Torpey.
Friends will be received from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday (Oct. 20, 2023) at the Guenther Funeral Home, Inc., 51 S. Main St., Portville. Funeral services will begin at 1 p.m. with Rev. Dawn Quesenberry, pastor of River’s Edge United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Bowler Memorial Cemetery in Little Genesee.
Memorials may be sent to River’s Edge United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 287, Portville, NY 14770.
Online condolences can be expressed at www.guentherfh.com.